You know it’s a fun legit scientific discovery when the writer of the article (who has just had their conception of reality shook) can mostly bring themselves to only write short, terse sentences about said discovery. Case in point: this news.com.au article on anomalous “human” footprints recently found in Crete (formatting theirs):
They shouldn’t be there.
Testing puts the rock’s age at 5.7 million years.
That’s a time when palaeontologists believe our human ancestors had only apelike feet.
And they lived in Africa.
“It doesn’t make sense…I wasn’t taught this in school…what the fuck is going on?!”
The findings were published in the latest Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, and indicates that the prints—which indicate an upright stance and prominent human-type characteristics—simply don’t match up with what we believed about our human ancestors (who were clearly ape-like) from that time period.
How much do these prints not match up? 4 million years worth.
4 million years.
There were possibly upright humans (or “humanoids” that correspond roughly to what we believe modern humans to look like) in Crete (not considered to be where humans originated from) 4 million years earlier than previously thought.
And of course the snarky thing to do now is point out that various “fringe” writers and researchers have been saying something generally similar for centuries. And that related general beliefs regarding the origins of humankind (*cough* ancientastronauts *coughcough*) have gone back to like millennia.
But I don’t expect any sort of “mainstream science” acceptance of this new info anytime soon…maybe it’ll happen when it’s “convenient” to have a new paradigm going.
This dude over here’s not looking so crazy anymore, is he?
(well…he still looks a little crazy)
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